FaceOf: Rayan Mustafa Qutub, CEO of the Ports Development Co. at KSA’s KAEC

Rayan Mustafa Qutub
Updated 12 February 2019

FaceOf: Rayan Mustafa Qutub, CEO of the Ports Development Co. at KSA’s KAEC

  • Qutub graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration, and attended executive education programs at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Harris-Stowe State, and Harvard
  • He was at Unilever for 10 years between 1998 and 2008 in a number of roles

Rayan Mustafa Qutub is CEO of the Ports Development Co. at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) which, when completed, will be one of the world’s top 10 ports.

He has held this job since December 2017 and has also been chairman of marine services at KAEC since January 2018. His professional experience spans more than two decades with major regional and international companies including Savola, Unilever, and Emaar The Economic City.

He previously served as CEO of KAEC’s Industrial Valley, which attracted more than 120 leading companies and brands during his four-year tenure. He led and supervised several projects including the development of residential districts and medical and educational institutions including The World Academy.

He was at Unilever for 10 years between 1998 and 2008 in a number of roles, and was brand manager at Savola for more than two years.

Qutub graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration, and attended executive education programs at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Harris-Stowe State, and Harvard.

During the launch of King Abdullah Port on Monday, Qutub told Arab News: “When we talk about King Abdullah Port, we are talking about (the reform plan) Vision 2030.”

Qutub said the port would establish the Kingdom as a platform for the region.

“The countries of East Africa are the new China, the next huge neighboring economy, and we can now exchange exports and imports, and offer logistic services to them and the world as a whole,” he said.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.